Clive James: 'A Silent Speech by Julia Gillard'

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January-February 2015, no. 368

Clive James: 'A Silent Speech by Julia Gillard'

Reviewed by
January-February 2015, no. 368

High dungeon was a feeling I knew well
When mockery from men weighed on my soul.
As your Prime Minister I went through hell,
If I can say so without hyperbowl.

Triumphant now in power, the men of hate
Who howled that I was unfit for command
Make prejudice a tenant of the state.
Don’t speak to me about the Taliband:

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